"Sblood!": Hamlet’s Oaths and the Editing of Shakespeare’s Plays

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This essay analyses the often inconsistent and inadequate treatment of blasphemous oaths in critical editions of Shakespeare’s plays. Arguing that swearing provides a crucial point of access into character, genre and debates about the status of extreme language, it explores new approaches to glossing and annotating these unruly words.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShakespeare Survey
Subtitle of host publicationCreating Shakespeare
EditorsPeter Holland
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781108277648
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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NameShakespeare Survey
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)0080-9152


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